US Counterterrorism Policy

Published in: How States Fight Terrorism: Policy Dynamics in the West (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2006), Chapter 6, p. 133-154

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2006

by William Rosenau

The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) is not a war on terrorism or Islam, it is a campaign against Al-Qaida. This chapter will consider the origins, development, and central themes of U.S. policy, and touch upon such topics as the domestic U.S. debate over the GWOT/Long War, international cooperation, and the war in Iraq.

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